BCCI’s plea over conflict of interest dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court of India (SC) dismissed Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) plea seeking review of its verdict by which a controversial amendment of a rule which permitted the cricket board administrators to acquire or hold commercial interest in events like IPL and champions league was struck down.

The SC rejected the plea of BCCI saying no merit is found in the plea of BCCI seeking re-examination of its finding, which held that the amendment to rule 6.2.4 was the “true villain” of the situation leading to conflict of interest arising in IPL format between an administrator’s duty and the commercial interest.

A bench of justices T S Thakur and F M I Kalifulla said “We have examined the grounds urged in support of the prayer for review. We find no error apparent on the face of the record to warrant recall of our order dated 22nd January 2015. The review petitions are, accordingly, dismissed.”

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